Aston Villa summer signing explains why he snubbed offer to join Premier League team

after snubbing offers from and Championship rivals .

“For me it was all about playing football,” he told the Birmingham Mail at Villa’s pre-season training camp in Austria.

“Other clubs had bids accepted but then I knew it wasn’t the right opportunity for myself.

“When I heard about Villa, at first I thought, na, whatever (that’s just speculation).

“Then when I heard that a bid had been accepted, I was over the moon.

“When I heard of the Villa interest there was only one place I wanted to go.”

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